For the past six years, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence has honored men and women around the state for their work improving the lives of domestic violence victims in Connecticut. We are proud to announce that the First 100 Plus Class of 2016 includes our own Scott Orsey, the director of operations and strategy for the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health.
Orsey has championed the formation of the newly launched Children’s Center on Family Violence, which is a partnership between the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center, the Connecticut Children’s Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program, and the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Center seeks to raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence on children and improve outcomes for those affected.
Orsey was honored alongside other leaders from around the state during a breakfast and awards ceremony at the Hartford Marriott Downtown that was attended by Gov. Dannel Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal. In addition to the First 100 Plus class, the ceremony also honored state Rep. Robyn Porter, a survivor of domestic violence, and the McDowell Jewett Communications company for working to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Of the honorees, the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence writes, “While each person is varied in his or her background and profession, each one has contributed to making a difference either statewide or within his or her local community. We applaud their dedication.”
Connecticut has averaged 14 intimate partner homicides annually for the past decade with few of those victims ever reaching out for services prior to their deaths, according to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. At Connecticut Children’s, we are committed to raising awareness about domestic violence and its impact on children in the hopes of reducing those statistics in the future.
This post originally appeared on Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health Advancing Kids blog.